By Dan Walsh
Seventeen Wexford schools, three secondary and 14 primary schools have been incorporated into the expanded DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) programme.
Deputy Paul Kehoe said; “Incorporation into the DEIS programme will make a huge difference to these schools. DEIS is an internationally recognised, proven programme that provides targeted resources to schools with the highest levels of concentrated educational disadvantage to support their students to have an equal opportunity to achieve their potential in education.
“This expansion is a further step towards achieving equity of opportunity in education and that all students are supported to fulfil their potential. The successful delivery of this goal means that our school system is open and welcoming for all students, regardless of background, and that in particular, students at risk of educational disadvantage will be supported to achieve their full potential. It is my intention to keep working towards achieving that vision,” concluded Deputy Kehoe.
Schools in the DEIS programme avail of a range of targeted supports aimed at tackling educational disadvantage, including additional classroom teaching posts, home school community liaison co-ordinator posts, DEIS grant funding and access to the School Completion Programme.
New Wexford DEIS Schools:
|Christian Brothers Secondary School||Mountgarrett||New Ross|
|Gorey Educate Together Secondary School||Gorey|
|S N Mhuire||Danescastle||Carrig-on-Bannow|
|Camolin N S||Camolin||Enniscorthy|
|Ballycanew N S||Ballycanew||Gorey|
|Kilrane N S||Kilrane||Rosslare Harbour|
|S N Bearna na hAille||The Oil||Oylegate|
|S N Abbain||Adamstown||Enniscorthy|
|S N Catriona NFA||Ballyhack||Arthurstown|
|Naomh Maodhog N.S.||Main Street||Ferns|
|New Ross Educate Together National School||Barrett’s Park||New Ross|
|St Canices Convent||Rosbercon||New Ross|
|Riverchapel N S||Riverchapel||Gorey|
|S N Clochar Mhuire||Rosslare|
|Bunscoil Nic Amhlaidh||Castlemoyle||New Ross|
|Bunscoil Ris||Castlemoyle||New Ross|